Kevin Schultz

Kevin S.

3 Reviews
Salt Lake City, UT

About Kevin S.

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Kevin teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday
Average response time: 13 hours

Overview

Kevin began studying music at the age of 4, beginning with the piano. Since then, he has learned to play multiple instruments, including bass, guitar, ukulele, and mandolin, and has cultivated a deep understanding of music theory and music history. Kevin began teaching private lessons in 2011 while studying music at the University of Utah. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance in December 2014 and currently maintains a diverse studio of students, teaching multiple instruments to students of all ages and skill levels.

Kevin’s teaching style focuses primarily on broad musical concepts. Students are as diverse as music itself, each with their own interests, goals, and capabilities. Kevin works with each student to determine what they are most interested in learning, and then tailors lesson plans that meet those individual expectations, while also introducing and strengthening fundamental musical concepts. All students, regardless of instrument and personal interest, can expect to learn how to read different types of musical notation, how to play a broad selection of chords and scales, how to read and feel rhythm, and many other important and exciting musical concepts.

Kevin currently offers 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons at a location of the student’s choosing. He also offers 30, 45, and 60 minute online lessons in two different formats: 1) entirety of lesson in realtime; 2) Half the duration as realtime lesson, half as recorded video lesson.

Kevin regularly performs in Salt Lake City and Park City with The Hot Club of Zion, Electric Cathedral, and Charles Ellsworth. He also spends time as a studio musician and producer.

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Experience

Bassist/Vocalist Jan 2015 - Present
Electric Cathedral

Electric Cathedral is a high-energy, virtuosic rock trio founded by Kevin Schultz (bass/vocals), Ryan Arnold (guitar/vocals), and Jake Gloschat (drums/vocals). The group takes inspiration from the music of the '60s and '70s, namely The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, Pink Floyd, Robin Trower, and many others.

Bassist/Producer Jul 2014 - Present
Charles Ellsworth

Bass Instructor Jun 2014 - Present
Private Music School

Bassist Jan 2011 - Present
The Hot Club of Zion, LLC

The Hot Club of Zion is a gypsy jazz band founded by Kevin Schultz (bass), Nathan Royal (guitar), and James Martak (guitar). The group plays jazz music in the style of Django Reinhardt, and is also influenced by other jazz greats, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and others. The band can be found regularly at Stein Eriksen Lodge during the winter, as well as Bar-X in Salt Lake City throughout the year. Other contributing members include Tom Young (trumpet), Matthew Lima (saxophone), Brian Keegan (trombone), Marco Blackmore (saxophone), and Katie Williams (vocals)

Bassist Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Merchant Royal

Education

Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) Jan 2011 - Dec 2014
University of Utah

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish Limited Proficiency
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3 Reviews on Kevin S.

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Michelle T. Jul 21, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Kevin's passion for music in infectious in his teaching style. He really wants his students to enjoy playing and to have a deep understanding of their instrument, and his strong knowledge base is apparent in every lesson.

I have studied music for many years with other instruments, and have had many different instructors. I am the kind of student who wants to know the hows and whys of what I am doing, not just be shown a list of chords and shapes to memorize, and Kevin has been a perfect match. I feel challenged but supported; he is willing to answer even the dumbest questions with a straight face.

I would recommend him to anyone of any skill level. He is patent and good humored while maintaining a feeling of professionalism and dedication.
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Mary B. Apr 9, 2014
Upright Bass
Verified Student
Great teacher!

I'm really enjoying lessons with Kevin. He's extremely knowledgeable and he explains things very clearly. I'm an older student with some musical knowledge, but I desired to learn more of the theory aspect of music, along with learning how to play. Kevin is incorporating everything I want to learn into the lessons in a fun way. It is never boring and though he keeps a fast pace, I don't feel lost at any time because he always stops to see if have any questions about what he's covering. He's willing to customize the teaching to suit what kind of styles and techniques I want to learn. I'm very pleased with this teacher and would recommend him to anyone.
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Nick / Michelle M. Dec 23, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Fantastic Guitarist! Even Better Teacher!

I'm an advanced guitarist, and started as such when I started receiving lessons from Kevin. I took lessons to learn music theory and how to apply it to my guitar. We discussed rhythm, melody, and harmony, and I studied it on my own time as well with a music theory book. We also discussed audio pre-production and used a few programs to help with learning it. Kevin had a few injuries during the time I was taking the lessons, but was very quick to make up each lesson he missed. Kevin is an awesome guitarist/bassist and friend. If I was still in Salt Lake, I'd continue to take lessons from him to further my audio production skills.